HQ Trivia is being resurrected just over a month after co-founder Rus Yusupov announced that the app was closing.
A push notification has been sent to HQ Trivia players to notify them that a new game will go live tonight at 9:00 PM ET. The report was followed by a tweet by co-founder Rus Yusupov confirmation of the return.
A source close to the company confirmed The edge the app is officially back, which means it’s not just a one-off event. Episodes will air more regularly in the future, but the schedule is currently on the air as things work out., The company has been taken over by a private investor who has asked not to be named, the source confirmed.
First launched in 2017, HQ Trivia briefly became one of the most popular daily live interactive quiz apps that found its player base through the cash prize promise. The company faced a series of incidents that led to unrest within the company, according to CNN, including the death of co-founder Colin Kroll in December 2018.
On February 14, Yusupov sent an email to staff informing them that “lead investors are no longer willing to finance the company, and that headquarters will be so effective today that it will stop working and dissolve “, CNN reported.
Yusupov teased on Twitter in February that he was negotiating with a company to bring headquarters back. Part of the negotiation included paying severance pay to the 25 headquarters employees and paying out players who still made money on the app.
“In the new house, we should expect the headquarters to undergo some changes, especially to cover costs, and be less buggy,” said Yusupov. tweeted on February 18.
Tonight’s game will feature a public service feature that addresses the spread of the new corona virus, the added resource.